SALT LAKE CITY — Despite having not played since last Friday, the Utah Jazz came out flat Monday night against the Indiana Pacers at Vivint Arena in their first contest following a four-game road trip and fell, 109-94. It was among Utah’s most uninspiring performances of the season.
Turning point: A back-and-forth second quarter saw the Pacers get up by 15 only to see the Jazz respond with a 14-0 run. From there, however, Indiana closed the frame on a 20-10 run to take an 11-point lead into halftime, and then opened the third quarter on a 9-0 run to take control.
The hero: Victor Oladipo led Indiana with 28 points, six rebounds, six assists and two steals.
- Indiana went 14-for-26 from behind the 3-point line while Utah went just 9-for-33.
- The Pacers finished with 26 assists while the Jazz had just 11.
- Ricky Rubio and Joe Ingles combined to score just two points. Rodney Hood had just seven through three quarters.
Jazz almanac: 17-26, Lost 2
at Sacramento (13-30), Wednesday, Jan. 17, 8 p.m. MT
vs. New York (20-24), Friday, Jan. 19, 7 p.m. MT
vs. L.A. Clippers (21-21), Saturday, Jan. 20, 7 p.m. MT